well, just as soon as i made my "indian summer" necklace, it ended. it seems fall/winter has arrived. it is now cold and rainy here; it will snow any day now. when jim remodeled my shop/studio, he removed the crazy old wood stove that i had. he said that he couldn't, in good conscience, put it back in; it wasn't safe. so, it is now very chilly out in my shop, and i have no stove. luckily, good ol' patty has saved the day again. she is giving me a fantastic old stove, that even has a cooking surface on top, for tea, potpourri, etc. hopefully it will get installed tomorrow because it is currently:
(incidentally, if you click on the above link, notice the temperature! and then i was complaining that i needed an air conditioner...)
i got a delightful compliment yesterday. this is a snippet from an e-mail i received:
an absolutely incredible faceted golden prehnite
see how the back is made to be set in prongs? but i don't much care for prongs, so i am going to try a hollow form. i've never done one before and am not exactly sure how to go about it, but i will let you know how it goes, and hopefully have a finished piece to share with you tomorrow. i also have several totem pieces i am working on and hoping to complete today.
have a lovely saturday!